Mission: 1. a body of persons sent to perform a service or carry on an activity 2. a specific task with which a person or a group is charged
Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him—but some of them doubted!
18 Jesus came and told His disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
What does Jesus say?
1. He makes a great claim (v18) all authority
2. He makes a great command (v19) all nations
3. He makes a great promise (v20) always
The privileges of God’s love come with the responsibility for all nations.
For I have a great sense of obligation to people in both the civilized world and the rest of the world, to the educated and uneducated alike. 15 So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News.
16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. 17 This Good News tells us how God makes us right in His sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.”
Our responsibility is to see the Great Commission completed. Christ’s work is both finished and unfinished.
John 17:4 I brought glory to You here on earth by completing the work You gave Me to do.
• Jesus’ work on the cross —redemption—on earth is done.... It is finished!
• Unfinished: Redemption is complete, but evangelism is not.